Our focus this term was on passing and receiving, key fundamental skills that every player needs to possess. I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and desire to learn these last few months as that is how we progress by listening and the ability to take on information. The quality has been there for all to see as well. Whether this be from the receptions learning how to move into space or from the juniors learning how to build up the attack from the back. As well as this we have recently started running a girls session from 12 -1. It’s brilliant to see a large number of girls getting into football, having fun with their friends and showing a high standard along with it and I can’t wait to keep this momentum going in December.
A real highlight of this term has been the reception session. The energy they bring every Saturday morning has been amazing. It’s been great seeing them get to grasp with the beautiful game and doing it with a smile on their faces too.
This term goalkeeping session has again shown us the real quality that our young keepers possess. It’s not easy throwing yourself in the cold, wet mud on a Saturday morning but week in week out they do just that without hesitation. We’ve been working heavily on reaction saves this term which is a tricky skill to master. Everyone has shown they are very capable of having cat-like reflexes and a safe pair of hands to go with it. But what has impressed me the most is the bravery and fearlessness to dive in at someone's feet to gather the ball. You can’t teach bravery and it’s a credit to these young keepers that they have this gift.
We have also had our first player attending academy sessions. This is excellent news and shows that with the right mindset along with hard work you can achieve whatever you want and we wish them all the best in this journey. Along with this we are looking for players to join our Yr1 session. So if you think your child would be interested in a fun, friendly and skill focused session then call Jordan on 07720 629 690.
To conclude it has been an excellent first term and I can’t wait to get back going again in December to continue the progress that has been made already.